Phew, last post of the 30-day Ultimate Blogging Challenge! I didn’t make all 30 days, but I do hope you all learned a lot from the posts during April!
Anyway, on to today’s topic: I’ve been commenting on blogs for a few years now, and I remember seeing that a few of the commentators had their pictures showing next to their comments, but most did not, including me! So here’s what happened …
I heard about Gravatars (“Globally Recognised Avatar”).
Here’s how it works:
- You sign up for a free account at http://en.gravatar.com/
- Enter your primary email address on the sign-up page, check for the confirmation email, click the confirmation link, and your account has been created.
- Now you can upload your photo (a square image – 80 x 80 pixels is ideal) which will be associated with your primary email address web-wide.
- You can add other email addresses and associate them with different photos/images if you like.
Once you’ve done this, whenever you post a comment on a blog which has “Gravatar” activated (and a lot of them have nowadays), your picture will appear next to your comment if there is one associated with the email address you use in posting the comment.
That’s all there is to it.
I suggest that you go and set up your gravatar right away – it will help people to recognise you online.
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Wishing you success…